Living With Scleroderma

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Living With Scleroderma

I had a question the other day about scleroderma.

Scleroderma is a rare disease where a person’s immune system begins to destroy normal, healthy tissues (autoimmune disease).
As a result, connective tissue of your skin, lungs, and internal organs—especially the esophagus, kidneys, and digestive tract—is replaced with scar tissue.
This change causes your tissues to become stiff and your muscles to not work as well.
In the esophagus, this makes it:
>Easier for stomach juice to get into your esophagus, because the valve between your esophagus and stomach doesn’t close tightly.
>Harder to move stomach juices out of your esophagus because the squeezing motion of your esophagus doesn’t work as strongly.

Scleroderma is often hard to diagnose, since it may look like many other diseases.

One test that’s used is the nail-fold capillary test.

This focuses on one of the earliest signs of scleroderma:  the disappearance of tiny blood vessels in the skin of your hands and feet.

There’s no cure for scleroderma.

Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and reducing the risk of complications.

Localized skin changes may be treated with moisturizers or corticosteroid creams, but they often don’t help much.

Stretching and physical therapy may help keep your joints from becoming bent or contracted.


*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water every day to hydrate  your cells.

*Discover and avoid triggers.

*Exercise regularly.

*Breathe deeply to oxygenate cells.

*Alfalfa is extremely helpful for inflammation; take throughout the day; try as a tea.

*EFAs (Omega 3, flaxseed oil, fish oil) help lubricate joints and decrease inflammation.

*Avoid nightshade vegetables, like peppers, tomato, eggplant, and potato.

*Try Epsom salt baths.

*Consider hydrotherapy.

*Try hot castor oil packs (apply white cotton dipped in warmed castor oil, cover with plastic wrap, cover with heating pad if desired for up to 2 hours).

*Maintain a healthy weight.

*Test for heavy metal toxicity.

*Try Kombucha Tea.

*Ensure proper footwear.

*Fresh, raw pineapple and papaya contain bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme.

*Consider liver support and/or a liver cleanse.

*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners because they are neurotoxins.

*EZ-Gest between meals may be helpful to ease inflammation.

*Have chiropractic or osteopathic evaluation/treatment.

It is essential to use:  Pain Relief Complex, Joint Health Complex, Alfalfa, B-Complex, Protein, Physique, OmegaGuard.

It is important to use:  Vitamin D, Vivix, Optiflora, Vitamin C, VitalMag, Zinc, CarotoMax and/or FlavoMax.

It is beneficial to use:  Stress Relief Complex, Gentle Sleep Complex, DTX and/or Herb-Lax, EZ-Gest (between meals), Joint and Muscle Pain Cream, Performance (maintain electrolytes).

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PS:  If you have any questions about scleroderma, and would like to know how supplements can help, give us a call at 715-431-0657.  We’re here to help.


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